Everybody who is out here and pays a ticket, you can do and you can say whatever you please, but I know I’m sick of hearing negative things about the guy who shows up to work, day in and day out, whether he’s tired, or whether he’s sick. He always wants to be here. … I can’t lie, I’ve got nothing but respect for you. And so should all of you, because he is here, come rain, come sleet, come snow—he flew 20 hours here to see you. And hell what are they going to do, fire me? I don’t see the Rock coming out here busting his ass. [turns to John] Thank you.
Brisbane, Australia, July 2011